February 3, 2011

Robotic Hand Can Take a Pounding

Researchers of the German Aerospace Center built a robotic hand that is similar to a human one with five individually moving fingers and 38 tendons connected to a motor located on the forearm. The limb can withstand collisions up to a 66 G impact. It can also determine the amount of hardness in the objects it picks up. Lead designer Markus Grebenstein claims that the cost will come to 70,000 - 100,000 euros. The team will be working on a DLR Hand/Arm System next, a two armed torso.

Via The Next Web

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at February 3, 2011 11:55 AM
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Now why does the hand on the left bring emotions of robot armageddon and memories of scary looking bipedal robots with laser rifles to mind?

Posted by: Jim Norcal at March 28, 2011 1:13 AM
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